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Greetings from all at Century Property Developments,

In this latest newsletter we show off the recent Bonang photoshoot at Blue Hills Equestrian Estate, we introduce the stunning new Precinct Apartments, get back to nature at The Hills Game Reserve Estate, follow the construction at The Campus student rental development in Auckland Park as well as highlight beautiful living spaces.

We wish everyone a festive, safe holiday season and a prosperous 2019. Please note that operating hours for the estate sales offices will be 10h00- 14h00 from 18th December to 6th January and they will be closed on 25th and 26th December as well as 1st January 2018. Read on for all the news!

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Bonang loving Blue Hills Equestrian Estate

Blue Hills Equestrian Estate is the epitome of uber luxury country living in Johannesburg.

Home to the pinnacle of the South African business professionals and A list socialites alike, Blue Hills rates amongst the top choices of prestigious living. When we invited Bonang Matheba to come and experience the estate for a day, she jumped at the opportunity!

Having graced the front pages of many a glamour publication, Bonang was welcomed by Blue Hills Equestrian Estate with all the opulance and grandeur she is accustomed to. Showing off its wealth of class, Blue Hills provided the perfect backdrop to a photoshoot highlighted by magnificent outfits and breathtaking scenes.

A huge thank you to Bonang for sharing her incredible energy with us!

Want to experience Blue Hills Equestrian Estate for yourself? Blue Hills provides the opportunity to build your dream family home in a secure estate away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Living at Blue Hills you can expect a unique duality between country living and cosmopolitan suburban lifestyle. An ideal environment for opulant, luxury living!

For property enquiries, contact Mmusi Motsuenyane on 082 806 1735 or

New Launch - The Precinct Apartments

The Waterfall area is synonymous with a lifestyle that is unsurpassed in the South African property market. The Precinct Luxury Apartments is located adjacent to Waterfall Estates, and not only is it also developed by Century Property Developments, but it also shares the same philosophy when it comes to privacy, space, security and lifestyle. The development is designed around our beautiful South African climate and encourages an active, healthy lifestyle with numerous outdoor facilities within the indigenous landscape.

Explore the 3 bedroom show apartment in virtual reality

Estate features include:

  • 1, 2 and 3 Bed apartments renting from R7,400 - R13,800pm
  • World class clubhouse with restaurant, gym, business centre and spa
  • Extremely high levels of security with biometric fingerprint access.
  • Multitude of outdoor sports facilities
  • Walking trails that meander through a parkland environment.
  • Close proximity to shopping facilities and Mall of Africa.
  • Numerous private schools in the area.
  • The Precinct has spectacular views over the Jukskei River and Waterfall Estate.
  • Care-free living as garden maintenance and all other building maintenance is included.
  • Each unit has fibre to the home with free Showmax and internet package (capped to 60GB, 10MB per sec).
  • Free weekly activities for kids and adults.
  • Residents will be renting from a big corporate, with a professional team available 24hrs a day.

A render of The Precinct clubhouse with restaurant, gym, business centre and spa

The surrounding area will be enhanced by the upgrade of Allandale Road as well as the extension of Rivonia Road over the Jukskei River allowing for convenient ease of travel. The urban design incorporates a number of office, retail and lifestyle nodes.



Living with nature at The Hills Estate

The Hills Game Reserve Estate is a true Bushveld experience within the urban edge and cosmopolitan spirit of Pretoria East where a lucky few get to call this beautiful estate home.

Located within the pristine Highveld bush, The Hills showcases magnificent indigenous flora and a variety of antelope and zebra. This forms the perfect backdrop for the 200Ha game reserve which occupies more than half of the overall Estate. A network of walking trails meander through this pristine environment where residents can get a better glimpse of the wildlife by traversing on foot or bicycle. The reserve has recently received new additions, namely 6 Nyala, 5 Waterbuck, 5 Rooihartebees as well as 5 Blue Wildebeest.

Wish you lived here? Enquire about the properties available by contacting Francis on 082 806 1769 or to experience this estate for yourself.

The estate residents and wildlife co-exist in the scenic 200Ha private game reserve, just minutes from PTA east



Construction update from The Campus

Phase 1 of The Campus is opening its doors on 15 February 2019. Construction of this new student development is on track with the show apartment complete and ready to be viewed. Located on the doorstep of UJ (University of Johannesburg) and around the corner from Wits, this luxury lifestyle is located in Streatley Avenue, adjacent to Campus Square Shopping Centre in Auckland Park.

These units are rental options only with apartments, single rooms and sharing rooms ranging from R3,950pm - R6,100pm.

  • Apartments include free Wifi, a fridge and a TV (single rooms) and a bed with mattress and study desk.
  • Water and electricity is included.
  • All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, which means that every student has their own bathroom.
  • The Campus facilities include: games rooms, gym, coffee shop, rooftop pool, cinema, study rooms, laundry, braai areas, covered parking and a computer lab.

Phase 1 of The Campus is opening its doors on 15 February 2019 - Applications are now open with limited space available so don't hesitate. For more info check out

For enquiries, contact:
Simon Edge
066 478 0757


Beautiful living spaces

Basic design tips by Studious Architects

Make provision for Northern sunlight to enter the building.
Have you ever stayed in a hotel and noticed the difference between the south and north facing rooms? The north facing rooms, generally, have a comfortable climate, whereas the south facing rooms are generally colder. It is of utmost importance that your living areas and bedrooms are orientated to face north, or slightly east of north. It is a common misconception that northern orientation is required to bring light into a building. Although this is also true, it should be noted that the primary reason for the northern orientation of living areas, is to allow direct sunlight to penetrate the interior of the house, heat the floor and radiate heat into these areas that are most frequently used. The concept of proper northern exposure should be kept in mind when considering the addition of a new patio or planting large trees that could cause overshadowing of northern windows.

Design and plan windows carefully.
The lens in the human eye is protected from the sun by eye lashes and eye brows and set back into your eye socket. In the same way the windows of a building should be protected from over exposure. Overhangs above windows or glass doors should be carefully calculated and designed to allow winter sunlight into the building but keep harsh summer sunlight out. A good rule of thumb is that overhangs above large north facing windows or doors should protrude by a distance approximately 1,4 times the height of the window.

Insulate concrete slabs.
It is required by law to insulate all concrete roof slabs. The thickness of the polystyrene is usually calculated to be 90mm thick and placed on top of the concrete slab before the screed is laid over. The addition of a 50 mm thick layer of stone pebbles over the waterproofing, as required by the Estate, will also contribute to the insulative qualities of the building envelope. Proper installation of insulative materials makes a substantial difference in the internal comfort of a room, especially at night, when uninsulated roofs radiate too much latent heat into a room.

Make use of performance glass.
In recent years, the technology around glass has improved greatly. Many different options are available on the market that allows you to create spaces that feel more open toward the garden area. Your architect is qualified to calculate the specific requirement for performance glass in the building. Please take note that some performance glass has a dark tint or a reflective appearance, which is not allowed in the Estate.

Cross ventilation
Avoid unsightly and expensive air conditioning units by allowing the building to breathe naturally. The most effective way to regulate thermal comfort in your house is by means of well planned and executed cross ventilation. Make sure that your architect allows for openable windows on two sides of a room to ensure a sufficient level of air changes. Window positions can be cleverly designed to bring cool air into the building on a low level from the southern side and expel air on a higher level on the north.

For more tips on thermal comfort and sustainable housing guidelines, please visit

For Waterfall Estate property enquiries visit us at the Waterfall Sales Office open 7 days a week from 09:00 - 17:00 or contact:
Norman Mohr | 082 903 7502 |
Vee Hofmeyr | 082 937 1680 |


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Century offers a wide selection of the most sought after lifestyle estates on the property market. Whether you are looking for a new home, a secure estate for your family, a spacious environment, an investment with high return, mature living for over 50's, a weekend getaway property, office/warehouse letting or apartment rentals, we have the right product for you.

Contact our knowledgeable consultants to discuss your property requirements. By selecting a property with Century Property Developments, you are not only making a savvy financial investment but also the best investment in your lifestyle!

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